Matchmaking for Higher Ed GIS Students and other Education GIS News
EduContribution is a non-profit hoping to link up students with knowhow and non-profits with GIS needs (Directions Magazine coverage). The organization is looking for graduate students for a pilot project that will match them with a non-profit. The student will perform the work as part of a thesis requirement for a degree program.
The Floating Sensor Network project, led by associate professor Alexandre Bayen, a researcher at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) [at UC Berkeley], offers a network of mobile sensors that can be deployed rapidly to provide real-time, high-resolution data in hard-to-map waterways.
Colorado State University Extension is offering a new summer camp called GEAR-Tech-21, aimed at introducing youth to robotics and GPS/GIS technologies. Youth 10 to 14 years of age may attend the day camps at three sites in northeast Colorado -- Akron, Holyoke and Yuma.
The four day events cost just $20/camper. As a one-time NSF summer camper (number theory, Lehigh University, 1981) I can't say enough about science in the summer. Encourage a young person to attend, then sponsor them!